crypt of Morgagni

noun
crypt of Mor·​ga·​gni | \ -mȯr-ˈgän-yē How to pronounce crypt of Morgagni (audio) \

Medical Definition of crypt of Morgagni

: any of the pouched cavities of the rectal mucosa immediately above the anorectal junction, intervening between vertical folds of the rectal mucosa

Learn More about crypt of Morgagni

Cite this Entry

“Crypt of Morgagni.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/crypt%20of%20Morgagni. Accessed 8 December 2019.

Comments on crypt of Morgagni

What made you want to look up crypt of Morgagni? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to constrict the range or activity of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!